If you're looking for the perfect spot in nature to adorn your social media feeds, a new report has established the most Instagrammable forests around the world. Based on their number of hashtags, Taxi2airport.com has identified those that are the most Instagram-worthy to visit.
The Black Forest
Top spot in the rankings was taken by the Black Forest in Germany, with 1,489,943 hashtags placing it more than seven times ahead of its nearest rival. The dark, dense forest offers endless photo opportunities thanks to its unspoilt beauty and diversity, mountainous terrain, waterfalls and the Danube River.
The Amazon rainforest in Brazil is famous for its towering trees, extensive wildlife and awesome river. It has 16,000 tree species and 390 billion individual trees, and visitors can enjoy canoeing through a flooded forest, dozing in a hammock on a boat chugging upriver and waking to the otherworldly cry of howler monkeys. It came second for Instagrammability with 197,615 hashtags.
Sherwood Forest in England came in third place with 142,011 hashtags. It covers just 182 hectares of old-growth forest, and it's a major destination for visitors particularly since the 2018 opening of its new visitor centre. And, of course, it was home to the legendary Robin Hood.
Arashiyama Bamboo Forest/Sagano Bamboo Forest
The Arashiyama Bamboo Forest/Sagano Bamboo Forest in Japan came fourth with 83,821 hashtags. The bamboo grove is one of Kyoto’s top sights and the country's environment ministry considers it a part of the soundscape of Japan. The thick green bamboo stalks seem to continue endlessly in every direction and there’s a strange quality to the light at this famous bamboo grove.
Mossy Forest in Malaysia came in fifth place with 64,564 hashtags. This dense area of tangled, moss-choked forest near Brinchang is the most atmospheric hiking destination in the highlands. A jungle boardwalk starts near the entrance, but several adventurous trails run deeper into the forest.